Monday, June 25, 2012

Queen Ann Romney's Horse Taken Better Care of Than You

How can you spend 10 grand on clothing for a horse?  I watch all the old westerns and Marshall Dillon's horse ain't got no fancy duds.  

First link in story quoted below reminds that your precious little child only worth $1000 as a tax deduction.  So the Romneys' horse is worth 70 times your kid.  Just another way tax code pays the rich and eats the poor.

The Romneys: real Americans.

[Times are tough for you, you say? Having a hard time paying your bills, getting healthcare, and clothing your kids, you say?
Maybe you should apply to be Ann Romney’s horse.
Why? Because her Olympics-bound dressage horse Rafalca is very likely doing WAY better than you.
The Romneys showed a $77,000 loss on their 2010 tax return for the care and upkeep of Rafalca. That’s more than the median household income of $51,413.
But that’s not all. According to an infographic put together by Current, Rafalca’s numbers stacked up pretty well compared with average Americans:
  • Shelter
    Average American family: $16,352
    Rafalca: $28,800
  • Clothing
    Average American family: $1,142
    Rafalca: $10,000
  • Health Care
    Average American family: $1,557
    Rafalca: $2,000
  • Transportation
    Average American family: $7,164
    Rafalca: $15,420
  • Food
    Average American family: $7,890
    Rafalca: $1,200
In fact, except for food, Rafalca does better than the average American family in pretty much all of the areas of life. If you switched to eating oatmeal and hay, you could probably get those costs down, too.
So, brush up on your piaffe skills. And your flying changes. And your half-passes. And yourpirouettes.
With any luck, you too could get a job as Ann Romney’s dancing horse. You just have to develop a taste for hay.
UPDATE: On second thought, maybe being Ann Romney’s horse isn’t such a good idea after all. Unless you’re REALLY into doing drugs:]

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